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Finances: Government Resources



new sign Internal Revenue Service provides information about tax laws and regulations. It will provide appropriate forms and support services during income tax season. Call (800) 829-1040 (Voice), (800)829-4059 (TTY).

new sign Government Benefits is a free, easy-to-use and completely confidential online screening tool. Your name, phone number, Social Security number, or any other information that could be used to identify you is not required. You answer a series of questions about yourself, and then GovBenefits returns a list of government benefit programs you may be eligible to receive along with information about how you can apply. Whether it's a direct payment, a loan, insurance, training, or other services - there may be government benefit programs available to help you. To get started, select all categories that apply to you (or the person you are helping). Then, choose the type of program list you want to see, and follow the Continue link. GovBenefits is a partnership of many Federal agencies and organizations with a shared vision - to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs.

new sign Social Security Administration provides information on the Social Security Administration Office of Disability - Disability Programs including the "Social Security Handbook", "Social Security Disability Publications and Information", "Ticket to Work" and "Representative Payment Program". Individual Development Account (IDA) an account that helps you save money for a special need, education, a home or to start a business. Although you receive SSI this account will not affect your benefits. You contribute money from your earnings from work. With an IDA, your contributions are matched with money from your State's TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) program or from special funds called "demonstration project" money. The matching money may help you reach your goal sooner.

State Listings


new sign Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau, via their website, offers numerous Informational Papers are on-line. The Medical Assistance Program and Badger Care (Paper 41), Community Aids (Paper 46), and the Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (Paper 47) are among the informational reports, tax papers and budget papers of the Wisconsin state financial assistance programs available at this site.

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